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Top job! Senior Engineer

  • Full time
  • £39,834
  • Scotland Hybrid – with the option to work in offices across the region
  • Closing 18th September 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd August 2023
  • Salary including £3,993 pa (pro rata) Market Supplement Allowance. 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working. Permanent.
  • Ref: SUS4088s


About the role

We have a great opportunity for experienced Engineers to join our team. You will work on projects which aim to tackle some of our most pressing issues, such as the response to the climate emergency, unequal distribution and access to green space, social injustice of private vehicle dominance and the creation of equitable and enjoyable public space for all.

Our work involves the design, provision, and upkeep of active travel infrastructure in a range of urban and rural environments. Your work will include the design of highway infrastructure for walking and cycling, traffic-free greenways, structures over and under roads, rivers and railways and the management of path construction and improvement projects.

Working collaboratively as a team, we value the contribution and expertise of all members. We will provide professional development opportunities, including an ICE-approved training scheme. And will support you in achieving your work-life balance.

We have two main office hubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Ideally, we’d like you to be within a sensible commutable distance of these, but we’re also hybrid working so nowhere within the region is too remote or too far.

A little bit of what our staff do - Sustrans Scotland Engineer - Emma Young

Emma is passionate about walking and cycling for everyone, therefore working towards the improvement of Sustrans’ assets is the perfect fit. With her involved in the Stewardship programme she has had a huge opportunity to develop her skills as an engineer. From feasibility and design through to site supervision of new access ramps. Sustrans provides a great opportunity for engineers to learn and progress.

Emma leads on Structural vegetation clearance works learning to build relationship with contractors and manage Health and Safety on site.

She has led several Minor improvement projects as Project Manager on Civils works including Levendale Path surface and drainage improvement, Kaimes Way Ramp.

Emma is a passionate outdoors person, cycling and swimming across Scotland. Working for Sustrans allows her to get outdoors and improve access for those less able to our fantastic National Cycle Network.

About you

A skilled Engineer, you should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

You will be an excellent communicator, building relationships with ease across a wide range of people and backgrounds. You will use these skills to establish new business development opportunities, including identifying new projects, preparing bids, and developing relationships with partners.

We will look for evidence of your experience in dealing with the details of construction projects. You should be able to demonstrate leading on the production, review, and approving engineering drawings and technical reports.

You will have demonstrable experience in managing the delivery of projects, including resource allocation, risk management, and monitoring programme & budget.

We are committed to ensuring our team represents the diverse range of communities we work with. As such, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)
  • Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Application notes

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 18 September 2023.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams between the 4-6 October 2023

For further details about the role visit our website

To apply, please complete our online application form.

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.